"Each of us in our own way, gotta do something to save your soul. Whatever that is." ~Yvon Chouinard Since coming off the water at the end of September, the desire to return to the wind and waves has grown ever increasingly by the day. In the end, it's simple...what's stopping me? What's stopping you? … Continue reading It’s Time!
Christmas for me as always been a special time. A time for family, friends and a celebration of the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of the Christ child. This year, I have a lot more to celebrate and to be thankful for. It has been a year that has welcomed so many new friends … Continue reading Merry Christmas!!
This post may not be the most adventerous post I have ever written. It also may not be the most meaningful to others. To me though, it is one I couldn't let go without writing about and adding to my Big Adventure. For those of you who either know me or who have followed along … Continue reading A Better Man than I
Before I get ready to move on to the next state along my adventure, it's only fitting to look back at my time in Michigan. I couldn't have started in a better state, and those of you I met there and or helped me out along my way, will never be forgotten. I launched on … Continue reading Thank you Michigan
I'm Baaaaccckkkkk!!! Well almost. In fact in T-minus 3 days. I'm so excited to once again get back on the water to the new adventures, new experiences and hopefully many new friends along the way! First and foremost though before launching, there are definitely a few people I have to mention before I head back … Continue reading It’s go time!
"Maybe there's more than the treasures we secure That become heavy chains, to sink us in tidal waves." ~Brian Fallon It sounds cliche so often when people say that life is more than money. It's more than just accumulating things and what you do for a living that defines who you are. The reason it's … Continue reading Looking for More
There are two ways you can look at everything in life. You can dwell on the negative. You can let it consume you, until it slowly destroys all the hope and good that could come from the things you do. Or... You can look at the positive. You can find the good in every situation … Continue reading Just What I Needed
"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." ~Maya Angelou Oh this silly adventure has a funny way of keeping you humble. … Continue reading Trouble in Paradise
This trip has been amazing. The views, the people, the pure joy of being on the water, but there might not be a week yet that I've enjoyed as much as this one. Knowing for awhile that my buddy and best friend Sam Bales was going to be joining me on the water, I had … Continue reading My Great Week
"A Little Taste of the Big Adventure" Photos and post written by Sam Bales So I decided to come do some paddling with my best friend Matthew, as he makes his way down the western side of the Michigan coast in Lake Michigan. The timing for my vacation from work was perfect because he had … Continue reading A Little Taste of the Big Adventure